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FOX
Oct 15, 2012 5:30am EDT
aerospace pioneer. pioneer. wwth a heart-pounding hop nto the stratosphere, felix baumgartner makks history.he jumps from 128-thousanddfeee up; higher than anyone before foo a fee harrooiiggmoments but stabilized quickly. "startinn spinning so violent. it spun me around in ll difffrent axes, yoo knnw, and i was always tryyng to figure work, then putting the other - arm out, but you're always late, because at that speed...whee yoo travel at (and it's pressuuized), you - those fiist secondd, he broke another record: no one had ever gone through the sounn barrier outside vehicle. baumgartner reeched a top sseed of ore than 700 miles an hour -- welllpast the speed four-mmnutes-19-seconds before his parachute opened.that's longest free-fall innhistory, but after he safely touuhed down, the an known as 'fearless felix' was hailed as an aerrspace pioneer."it's hhrd to reallzz what happened stilllso maay emotions. i had tears in myyeyes whhn i wws coming back a couppe of times, because you're sitting there and you thought about that moment so many times ---how it wwuld feel and what it woul
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
a capsule from 22 miles above the earth. part marketing stunt or not. adventure felix baumgartner pushed the boundaries of human endurnance at almost 800 miles n hour. nbc's tom costello monitored the mission. he joins us from washington with more. >> the team says that felix baumgartner broke the record for the highest jump ever, the highest free fall and he broke the sound barrier at mach 1. >> felix disconnect the oxygen hose. >> reporter: there he was at 128,000 feet, standing quite literally on the edge of space, preparing to do what no one had done before, with his mom watching from mission control, 43-year-old felix baumgartner offered a few words most most part to understood. then he was gone, beginning a terrifying supersonic dive from 24 miles up. a white dot as he quickly passed 700 miles an hour. >> speed 720 miles an hour. >> reporter: the scene began well before sun rise as they prepared felix. baumgartner is no novice he's made harrowing dumps before from 15 and 18 miles up. but today was about breaking a free fall record that has stood since 1960. the former austri
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
skydive. daredevil felix baumgartner breaks the speed of sound on a death defying jump from the edge of space. >>> and fireworks fiasco. dozens of spectators are hurt when a fireworks display in china goes bad. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 15, 2012. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. >>> tomorrow marks three weeks before the election and president obama and mitt romney will hold their second debate. romney grabbed the momentum following a strong performance their first go around and now the pressure is on the president to improve his performance. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, and to that end the president will be taking a more aggressive tone this time, we understand, while mitt romney tries to top his last performance. president obama took a brief break from his debate prep to visit a campaign field office in virginia. the president has been holed up at a williamsburg virginia resort studying and this time aides say things will be different. prior to the first debate in denver the
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
. felix baumgartner is getting ready to sky dive 23 miles above earth in attempt to become the first person to go faster than the speed of sound. already, he has just broken a record now ascending to the highest point of of any human, that any human has gone in a balloon. he is right now many, many miles above earth, roughly 105,000 feet above earth. baumgartner is roughly, maybe under 10,000 feet away from his goal when he would actually leave the capsule that he is in at the bottom of that balloon that's already taken a different kind of shape. if you saw it earlier, it was a tear dropped shape. now it is more of a lima bean formation. this is live pictures with delay of roughly 20 seconds of baumgartner in that capsule. pretty extraordinary to see these kinds of images that far away. mission control is in roswell, new mexico. you will be hearing some audio momentarily from them. you can also see him kind of conversing likely with mission control right now. brian todd is watching closely as is chad myers in atlanta. brian joins us from washington. brian spent a good part of last we
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
strassmann. >> reporter: felix baumgartner climbed into the stratosphere, more than 24 miles above new mexico's desert. the 43 austrian skydiver was about to become a human missile and plunge father and faster than anyone in history of his adescript lasted 2.5 hours in a capsule lifted by a helium balloon. the only hitch baumgartner's visor fogged up when the heater stopped working. >> i do not think i have heating. >> reporter: joe kittinger in mission control was the voice in baumgartner's ear. >> there is the world out there. >> reporter: in 1960 kittinger than an air force captain set the free fall record with a dive from 102,000 feet. he spent four years helping to train baumgartner for this minute, the plunge from 128,000 feet within 30 seconds, baumgartner's preliminary speed topped out 833 miles per hour. the first human in free fall to break the speed of sound. there was drama and danger and he went into a catastrophic topspin and regained control back at a head-down controlled position. his free fall lasted 4 minutes and 19 seconds more than one minute short of kittinger's re
PBS
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
the speed of sound. would you do it? why would anyone? we speak to felix baumgartner about his historic leap of faith. >> hello, he's known to many as europe's last dictator. alexander lukashenko has dominated belarus for nearly 20 years. his longevity is matched only by the length of the charge sheet against him, including allegations of human rights abuses and even torture. apparently mr. lukashenko thinks talk of democracy is being used as a cover for what he calls plunder by the west. we join the latest press baron on a trip to conduct a rare interview with the man. just a warning -- this film contains flash photography. >> right on the edge of europe, a place that ascends so many european values. we've come to minute ask with the youngest newspaper proprietor. we're on our way to a rare meeting. not many get to see the corridors of bela russian power. this is an opportunity to put on the spot the man known as europe's last dictator. it's also a challenge for the ambitious son of a russian olivark. president alexander lukashenko has been in power for 18 years. he's been acc
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> jeff: tonight, high drama: skydiver felix baumgartner jumped from 24 miles up and landed safely. mark strassmann on the extraordinary ten-minute flight. >> i think the most exciting moment was when i was standing outside on top of the world. >> jeff: he served 30 years in the senate and was rarely out of the spotlight. sharyl attkisson with a look back at the life of arlen spector, who died today. election day is about more than just the presidency; in three states, a chance to vote on the recreational use of marijuana. barry petersen reports. and shuttle "endeavour," a late arrival at its new home. ben tracy on the slow crawl through the streets of los angeles. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. in the sky over new mexico today a man jumped from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on the way down. a first. felix baumgartner broke that barrier by more than 100 miles an hour. then landed with ease. with details here's mark strassmann. >> felix baumgartner climbed into the strat sphere more than 24 mi
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
, fastest free fall jump in history. >> reporter: felix baumgartner's leap of faith back in july was to skydive from 96,000 feet. that's 18 miles above earth. his top speed in free fall, 536 miles per hour. >> felix has landed safely back to earth. >> reporter: tuesday morning he'll rise higher and fall faster a jump from the earth's stratosphere. that's 23 miles above new mexico. you're going up to a very hostile environment. do you think you are ready for that? >> i know i'm ready for that because i've been trained the last five years. >> reporter: baumgartner, a 43-year-old austrian and elite sky diver will rise before daybreak and be lifted by a helium balloon. the assent will take three hours. temperatures will fall as low as minus 70 degrees. once he jumps, baumgartner wearing a pressurized suit will be in free fall for five minutes. his top speed could hit 700 miles per hour. he'll become the first human in free fall to break the speed of sound. >> nobody can tell me what happens to the human body in free fall when you fly super sonic speed. >> reporter: joe kittinger has held th
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
: the auses tree an skydiver felix baumgartner will attempt a record high jump leaping from 23 miles up. he hopes breaking the speed of sound along the way. mark strassmann will be watching. >> reporter: felix baumgartner leap of faith back in july was the skydive from 96,000 feet, that's 18 miles above earth. his top speed in freefall, 536 miles per hour. >> felix has landed safely back to earth. >> reporter: tuesday morning he'll rise even higher and fall even faster. a jump from the earth's strat sphere 23 miles above new mexico. >> you are going up to a hostile environment. >> reporter: do you think you're ready for that? >> i know mi ready for that. because i have been trained the last five years. >> reporter: baumgartner a 43-year-old austrian and elite skydiver will rise before day break in a capsule lifted by a helium balloon 55 stories tall. the ascent will take three hours. temperatures will fall as low as minus 70 degrees. when he jumps baumgartner wearing a pressurized suit will be in freefall for five minute, top speed could hit 700 miles per hour and with become the fir
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 2:30am EDT
. >>> move over felix baumgartner, chuck yaeger pulled off a flying stuvent h stunt of his own yesterday. he did it at age 89. >>age of 89. hopefully on my front porch, sipping lemonade. >> take it easy. >>> later we'll run down the highlights of nfl week six. and see how we and you are doing in the "world news now" standings. >> it was a brutal week for some of us. not naming names. oh, brutal out there. >> you. pointed at yourself? >> at me. rough. rob nelson. first we have a new look at this morning at the presidential race. our latest abc news, "washington post" poll find president obama leading mitt romney, 49% to 46% among likely voters. >> there is however a bright spot for the republican challenger. 59% of romney supporters say they're strongly enthusiastic about him compared to 55% of the president's supporters. and these numbers come as candidates head into the homestretch with 22 days until the election. tomorrow night presidential contenders face off in their second debate. abc's david kerley reports on their last-minute preps. >> hello, everybody. hello. hello. i brought som
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >>> mission accomplished for sky live felix baumgartner. he landed on his feet after a familiar from 23 -- he broke three records, one for the fa fastest free fall on record. and one for the highest manned balloon. >> how is fee lex baumgartner doing? he saw him land on his feet, but how's he feeling memory and emotionally. >> he's going to hold a press conference, he is speaking to the media that is gathered out there in roswell, new mexico very shortly, if he's not doing it already. so he's well enough to talk and we have been trying to correspond with some of the red bull people to ask what his condition is, from all visual signs right now, he's doing very well. you saw him land and raise his fist to the air, the piece of video that we're seeing, the hop into history and the incredible rate of speed was just compelling. he landed about an hour and 45 minutes ago. he did break the speed of sound, that mark, 690 miles an hour, how fast he actually went, red bull is saying he went about 704 miles an hour. but we did see on the monitors during his job that he hit got 729 miles an hour. so we'l
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
death-defying feet of courage will make it into the history books later today. >> felix baumgartner is scheduled to free fall from the edge of space and go towards the new mexico desert. the plan, years in the making, is astounding. felix baumgartner will try to make a supersonic, stratosphere jump, from 23 miles high and breaking the sound barrier with speeds of 700 miles per hour. baumgartner, an austrian p paratrooper says he is ready for the challenge. >> it's almost here. this is my biggest dream. we're one step closer. and i'm almost there. i feel good at the moment. >> reporter: along with baumgartner's nerves of steal, the mission requires cutting-edge equipment. he'll strap on a special helmet, get into a pressurized suit and liftoff from roswell, new mexico. it will be hoisted by a balloon with 30 million cubic feet of helium. its skin much thinner than a ziploc baggy. it's so huge, i'm would cover 40 acres if laid flat. the ride up will take close to three hours. and then, the sky blast and the open site, the moment of truth. >> that one step forward, you know, is an importa
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 2:30pm EDT
minutes ago of felix baumgartner as he was making his descent from 23 miles above the earth in a free fall fashion before he was able to hit the right place in the atmosphere and have the wherewithall to open his chute, and there is the descent there on the horizon before he was able to finally land on his feet just about 45 miles away from roswell, new mexico where this mission began for him early this morning. incredible feat here. still unclear whether he was able to break that record and become the first human to break that sound barrier. we do know that he has already set a record being the first human to go the highest one has ever gone in a manned balloon. that we know, and there is his picture of his mom right there. earlier she was in tears during his ascent into space, and now much relief for mom ava there, the first time she's actually left europe and there in roswell, new mexico to eyewitness this flight in history. this was not a nasa project, this was a commercial project, but many people who were part of this mission form he wierly wor with nasa. pretty incredible stuff
KRON
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
are off to detroit for game 3. madison baumgartner pitching superbly on the mound. the final score 2-0. it went to the seventh inning before the giants put points on the board. keeping the truck tigers at bay. rameau pop-up file and there is the ketch. it was incredible to watch. we have a live look with more about last night and of doing some damage so for me we are up to nothing great but we need to keep going. there is no time to relax until that for the minister made. >> we want to match of the things we want to face the had great team we had a great team we are to plan our case. >> baseball dances of game of numbers the always for for to its elected to the same. >> take a look at your screen how dominant has the giants bin of the past five gains include in the cardinals now the tigers. beef we have led or have had 30 runs to the opponents for runs. in 45 kinins we have never trailed. there was a chance would trail but we did not. in 33 innings with only allowed six walks. what are deadly. they put a runner on base for free with a chance to do damage. they are traveling to day we w
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: from the edge of space austrian dare devil felix baumgartner gave a salute before jumping. he topped 833 miles per hour breaking the speed of sound. >> you travel so fast, you don't really realize how fast you are. >> reporter: at times baumgartner seemed to spin out of control. >> for some reason it started spinning so fast and so violent that sometimes in it, like, i'm getting unconscious. >> reporter: 24 miles above new mexico he became a human missile. baumgartner was able to reach such great heights thanks to the 55-story helium balance loon. in order for a state of lift- off, winds could be no more than 3 miles per hour. on his way up, baumgartner's breath fogged up his helmet and he complained the air inside his advisor is not warm enough. >> i do not think i have safe heating. >> reporter: the problem was never fixed. >> i could see a little bit of frost and for about 30 minutes it hoods like we would have to abort the the in mission. >> reporter: but the crew decided the jump was still safe. his freefall is now the highest and fastest known to man, but not the lon
CNN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
year. did it again this year. i don't know. >>> six minutes after the hour. >>> felix baumgartner rose to the edge of space, 24 miles up and jumped. i broke the sound barrier on the way down. no one has ever done that outside of a vehicle and for a few scary moments during this free fall baumgartner spun wildly but he says he managed to stabilize himself. >> started spinning so violent, spun me around in all different areas and i was always trying to figure out how to stop this, putting one arm out but you're always late because at that speed when you travel at that speed and that suit is pressurized, you don't feel the air at all. >> one of the craziest pictures i've seen ever. he is going out on top. he says this is his final jump. i can't imagine why. he wants to become a helicopter rescue pilot. >> all right, it's meant to promote tolerance. but nearly 200 schools are backing out of mix it up at lunch day. what they say this really promotes is straight ahead. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's..
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
miles an hour, unbelievable, with just a parachute to break his fall. how felix baumgartner managed to cheat death. it was a picture-perfect free fall and landing. look at that moment right there. he did it, shattering the world record. he did it. unbelievable. people were riveted to the video over the weekend. >> i can't imagine free falling for other four minutes. >> no. and at almost 900 miles an hour? felix, my hat's off to you. you're braver than most, my friend. >>> also this half hour, we're going to bring you the story of a mother in texas who is currently serving life for killing her foster child. why she says she did not do it. of course, this is going to be the topic of discussion all day on the "katie" show today. i had the opportunity to go down there and interview her in a texas penitentiary. >> people can check you out in in the afternoon at a more reasonable hour, if they watch "kat "katie" today. i imagine a pretty gripping interview. >> extremely gripping. we brought, there is a lot of layers to the interview as well. but we brought in her husband and her five kids wh
FOX News
Oct 16, 2012 12:00am PDT
baumgartner if that is his real name made some news landing on his feet after a world record jump from over 128,000 feet above the earth which is something like two miles. the austrian daredevil, is there any other kind, set a bunch of records including highest manned balloon flight and highest parachute jump and the greatest free fall velocity perhaps reaching a max speed of 833.9 miles per hour or over mach1.2 making the first person going faster than the speed of sound. but he failed the record for longest free fall by 17 seconds. loser. while preparing for the mission baumgartner did several test jumps and worked with sports psychologist to overcome claws phobia and taped other jumps like this one. >> the woman in the corner actually then eats him. >> as it should be. >> yes, exactly. >> he worked for that jump. she deserves to eat him. >> that's the food chain. >> you were saying in the grown room, i was surprised. you actually watched this jump, and you said -- it is not really a big deal. you could have done it if you wanted to. >> well, the thing in you put me in that suit
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
above the globe to be exact. felix baumgartner is getting ready to plummet to the earth to break a skydiving record. he'll leap from a specially built balloon and capsule wearing a high tech spacesuit that actually weighs 100 pounds. if it goes wrong, it could go terribly wrong. and now all he has to do is wait for the weather. he was supposed to go at 10:30 eastern this morning, but it's been delayed. chad myers is with me. the conditions that he needs of course aren't available today, but tell us what kinds of conditions he needs to make this a success. >> the problem this morning was that we had some surface winds or at least maybe 100 feet off the ground winds. when the balloon would be inflated, it would tilt the balloon over and they don't want that. they want the balloon to be basically straight above where the capsule is. so now they've unloaded the balloon. that's good news. once take you it out of the box, your it or throw it away. so you can't crust pack it baju back up. it's like the thickness of your dry cleaning bag. it weighs 3700 pounds.up. it's like the thickness o
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
net. that's what skydiver felix baumgartner is expecting to do today. only cnn will bring it to you live. >>> good morn, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it's 7:00 a.m. on the east coast, 4:00 on the west. we start with new numbers. we start with a state that's squarely in the red. i'm talk about arizona. this rocky mountain poll shoes president obama with a two-point lead over mitt romney. the key here may be the latino vote which is heavily in obama's favor. what's interesting is only one democrat has won arizona in the past 60 years and that, you may recall, was bill clinton, 1996. both candidates are off the campaign trail today working on debate prep. president obama came under a lot of criticism for his performance in the first debate. well, he's get a second chance on tuesday. cnn's athena jones has a preview for us. >> good morning, randi. the second debate is on its way. why? because it will be undecided voters asking the questions. round 2, president obama and governor mitt romney face off in their second debate tuesday. a town hall moderated by cnn's cannily crowley which says t
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
felix baumgartner attempts to break the sound barrier in a free fall. and good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. nows of fans flooded the -- thousands of fans flooded the streets around at&t park before the first game of the national league championship series. the giants are taking on the cardinals to determine who advances to the world series. cbs 5 reporter mike sugarman has more on the buzz around the ballpark. >> reporter: ann, this is it. this is the league championship series that baseball's final four is what you play for all year for fans too. 43,000 have crammed into at&t park. they're bringing their spirit and they're bringing a lot of money. >> sunflower seeds, peanuts, sodas, $1. >> reporter: that's a bargain. >> how much do you think you're going to drop tonight? >> money-wise? >> reporter: yeah. >> probably -- $600. >> the tickets were $150. and we brought some snacks. >> reporter: is this a big seller? >> yeah the giants' fest, everyone loves them. get a beer and drink with the fist. if you get mad at your friends or your wife. >> reporter: president? how do you thin
CW
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm CDT
earth and he landed on his feet >> in roswell, new mexico, skydiver felix baumgartner made his ascent to the edge of space -- for the record-breaking stratosphere free fall. actually i'm not scared and i'm not nervous because we did so much preparation. we've rehearsed everything. i mean just getting out of the capsule is a procedure which includes 43 steps. and we have been properly trained every step. baumgartner ascended in a capsule hanging from a helium balloon to 120 thousand feet - about 23 miles. and more than three times the cruising altitude of the average airliner. the previous record-holder for such a jump? american retired colonel joe kittinger. reporter: are you jealous of felix, that he's going to break your record? joe: "oh no. i'm delighted. i'm delighted he's going to do it. he's advancing science - and he'll do a great job. risks included low temperatures, thin atmosphere and possible loss of consciousness. but still, baumgartner said death did not scare him. well dying has always been part of my life- because as a base- jumper you always face death on every base-ju
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
among returning troops. >>> and perhaps you were one of many who watched yesterday, felix baumgartner jumped from space, 24 miles up, the first man to break the sound barrier, diving without aircraft. he landed on his feet, but not without scary moments on the way down and tonight, we're getting to see for the first time what he saw on his way down. we get our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: the view is breathtaking, the blackness of space, the curvature of the earth, and felix baumgartner's death-defying jump from 24 miles up. >> really high. >> reporter: with that, he was gone. and today we got new video from a camera on baumgartner's space suit, the edge of space, and the earth rolling into view. with little wind resistance, baumgartner quickly broke the sound barrier, and rocketed to 833 miles per hour, mach 1.24, then the violent, stomach-wrenching spin that had everyone fearing the worst. and now the view from the space suit. >> it started spinning wildly, i was always trying to find out how to stop it. >> reporter: one expert narrated the mission. >> a spin
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
that you want is you want to come back alive. >> reporter: baumgartner was falling at 833 miles an hour, faster than a fighter jet, fast enough to break the sound barrier. although he didn't hear that moment inside his suit. then 35 seconds into the plug at nearly 100,000 feet above the earth, a moment of crisis. felix started to spin. it was one of his worst fears, a death spiral that could leave him unconscious, unable to deploy his parachute. when you were in that, what looked like to me a death spin, you must have been afraid? >> well, i was. you are in that situation and it spins you around like hell, and you do not know if you can get out of that spin or not. >> reporter: 40 seconds later he stopped spinning by bringing his arms closer to his body just like he practiced a million times before. the 43-year-old austrian had another secret weapon, the steely calm voice of a man who had been there. 84-year-old retired colonel joe kittinger held the record. that's him hurtling back to earth back then. sunday he talked felix through breaking his own record. okay, here we go. >> rep
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2012 2:30am PDT
becoming the first person to break the sound barrier using only his body. felix baumgartner made the jump from 128,000 feet, 120,000 of which were in a free fall that lasted four minutes and 20 seconds. he reached the speed of 833.9 miles per hour or mach 1.24. baumgartner even stuck the landing. he says he now plans to retire. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends when baumgartner started his flung back plunge b earth, he was 82,000 feet above the flight of the average boeing 747, and more than four times higher than mt. everest. baumgartner didn't deploy his parachute until he had fallen about 123,000 feet. >>> let's huddle up around the water cooler to watch snl's take on the vice presidential debate. >> i want to thank center college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy, here we go. >> four years ago, president obama made a promise -- [ laughter ] >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> this guy. i'm sorry, martha. martha, with all due respect, this is a bunch of mularkey. >> what does that mean? >> it's irish. >> no, irish is i come over there and smack
KRON
Oct 14, 2012 8:00pm PDT
wearing just a space suit, helmet and parachute alex baumgartner attempted a free fall from the stratosphere today. he landed safely after jumping out of a helium balloon in breaking the speed of sound. >> in new mexico the sky diver felix baumgartner made his the said to the edge of space for the record. >> it was hard to describe because i did not feel it is like being in and cast and it happened. i do not know how but we would have to look at the data. was it already out of control but i did not feel it at all. judge speed you eat roughag you need to-teach sd you need a speed cage. >> he home from a helium balloon to 120,000 ft. which is about 23 mi.. and over the previous holder was an american previous colonel. >> are you jealous? >> no. i am delighted he is the advancing science anyone to a great job. >> the rest was thin atmosphere, and possible loss of consciousness and low temperatures but the death did not scare camera. >> that is always facing death as a base jumper. and it did not--scare me. it is important that you do your homework you need confidence. and you alway
CNN
Oct 15, 2012 1:00am PDT
that we got. international daredevil felix baumgartner jumped from a balloon today on the edge of space. he plummeted to earth breaking the sound barrier on the way down. nobody's ever done that and nobody's ridden a balloon 24 miles above the earth. he parachuted down safely. lots of skydiving records smashed today. we're going to show you a whole lot more of the jump ahead this hour. breaking the sound barrier no big deal for this man. he did it first back in 1947. 65 years ago today. chuck yeager did something appropriate for the anniversary today. he broke the sound barrier again riding in the backseat of an f-15 fighter jet. but i. wait, there's more. i'm going to be talking to him live, general chuck yeager joins me on cnn in just a few minutes. >>> the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. the cdc says these two strains of fungus are part of the outbreak that infected six more people in the last 24 hours. overall 205 cases have been confirmed in 14 states. 15 people have died. the victims received tainted steroid injections commonly given to relieve intense neck and back
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
sreenivasan: felix baumgartner was in the stratosphere more than 24 miles above earth when he emerged from a capsule on sunday >> there it is. there's the world out there >> sreenivasan: in his ear the voice of joe, the retired air force colonel who set a record in 1960 with a jump from 102,000 feet. >> the guard and angell will take care you >> sreenivasan: the 43-year-old daredevil began his own fall, four miles higher than ever attempted before. for 35 seconds, baumgartner's dive spun out of control. amid fears he could lose consciousness. then baumgartner regained control and continued his free fall for nearly four more minutes reaching a speed of almost 834 miles an hour at one point, faster than the speed of sound. another record. when he descendd to 5,000 feet baumgartner opened his parachute and eventually landed safely on his feet. ( cheers and applause ) >> a new world record holder sreenivasan: afterward he explained what happened in the first minute of his dive >> it started really good because my exit was perfect. i did exactly what i was supposed to do. then i was fallin
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